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Top 10 Things you’ll never hear an Architect say – a list of things that an architect has probably never said. How much does an architect work? Do architects take vacations?

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Perception vs. Reality

Bob Borson —  March 31, 2011 — 16 Comments

It’s a phrase that I think most of us have heard before – Perception versus Reality. It isn’t to difficult to understand it’s meaning, it purports that what you think is real isn’t actually real. It’s also one of the most valuable things you can learn.

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What are you carrying?

Bob Borson —  March 29, 2011 — 17 Comments

So why can’t a throw this stuff away? Is it possible that I kept these things thinking that when I was older, this would be the evidence my child would have that her Dad was more than just her Dad?

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Today I would like to take a look at exterior shutters, which are very common and frequently the target of DIY’ers and weekend warriors. In other words, they are terrible.

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You are cliché

Bob Borson —  March 22, 2011 — 28 Comments

there is no word in the English language that I despise more than “whatever”. It is one of the most demeaning and callous things that you can say to another human being. When someone says “whatever”, what I hear is:

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I haven’t ever spoken out about design competitions before but let me go on the record by saying that I dislike them only slightly less than I dislike glass block. Here’s why:

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I can almost always tell when an architect was involved in a project just by looking at a few simple things. These aren’t trade secrets but for one reason or another not everyone knows about them.

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